Who Is Maddy Penney? Facts About This Ballerina On ‘World Of Dance’

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Maddy Penney left us mesmerizing with her traditional ballet movement with contemporary costumes and music in the Qualifiers at NBC’s World of Dance stage. Let’s find out about some fun facts about this beautiful Ballerina.

Ballerina Maddy Penny’s performance on World of Dance


1.Maddy Penney is 15 years and lives in Arizona.

Born and raised in Arizona, Madison Penney is trained in various disciplines of dance but found her niche in the ballet community. She has two brothers and one sister. 

2. Maddy’s is best known as a member of the Master Ballet Academy, Arizona.

Maddy has been dancing in the Ballet school, Master Ballet Academy in Arizona since she was eight. She thanks her amazing teacher, Artistic Director, Irena Wozniak for pushing her to work hard to where she now today. She has been her constant guide and mentor in her Ballet career.

Maddy with her teacher Irena Wozniak

3. Maddy Penny has won numerous Ballet competitions.

She has a long list of accomplishments under her belt, a few highlights include winning the gold medal at the World Ballet Competition in 2015, the YAGP Hope Award in 2016, the Grand Prix ADC/IBC in 2016, the Youth America Grand Prix in 2017 and the bronze medal at the Beijing International Ballet Competition in 2018.

Madison Penney in Grand Pas Classique Finals in 2016

Madison has performed with Phoenix Ballet in several productions with seasoned professionals that include soloist roles originated for her by Krista King-Doherty, Albert Blaise Cattafi and Fransisco Gella. In addition, Madison has performed at galas, on TV, and has been featured in Dance Spirit and Pointe magazines.

4. Maddy Penny is a Ambassador for many brands of the Ballet world.

Penny has already established that she is the best of the best in the world of Ballet. Brands are signing her up to promote their brands. Here is the list to name a few, So Danca, Fre Skin, Blackswan, Lillibalet Crowns, Discount Dance, etc.

5. Penny’s won a scholarship to the Royal Ballet.

Penny’s dream Ballet company has always been to join the Royal Ballet. She has received numerous scholarship offers from prestigious ballet companies across the globe, Madison has the whole world at her feet.


She finally had her dream come true when she received the Royal Ballet School International Scholarship. She said, ‘Attending The Royal Ballet School has always been a dream of mine. I couldn’t believe my ears when I was awarded the International Scholar. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me. Thank you so much for making my dreams come true!’

This talented teenager is revolutionizing this beautiful genre of dance, and what better place to do so than on the “World of Dance” stage now!

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